"Nodular acne is caused due to overproduction of oil on the skin. When the oil gets trapped with other dead cells and bacteria, infection occurs. It will form blackheads and whiteheads on the skin with swelling resulting in a breakout. Taking antibiotics can help to kill bacteria, causing an infection on the skin. Using benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid helps to treat it.
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Is salicylic acid treatment necessary for nodular cystic acne?
Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old boy with severe acne, nodular cystic acne, and acne vulgaris. I tried everything, but nothing really worked. So, two months back, I finally decided to visit a dermatologist. The dermatologist prescribed me Isotretinoin capsules or Sotret of 20 mg. So, it was working... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Isotretinoin is a wonderful medicine for acne. The typical course of Isotretinoin ranges from three to four months, depending on the acne response to the medicine. The dose of Isotretinoin depends on your weight. Isotretinoin shrinks the oil-producing glands and normali... Read Full »
My face has nodular acne. What should I do?
Query: Hi doctor, I have one nodular acne on my face that appeared one month back. Even though I have done everything, it is not going away. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. For a few weeks, avoid oily, spicy, and non-vegetarian foods, drink lots of water, consume more salads and fruits, sleep early, wake up early, and take regular walks until you are sweating profusely. Take Capsule D... Read Full »
Developed with nodular acne on my left cheek. Is this prescription effective?
Query: Hello, I am a male, 24 years old. I have recently developed with nodular acne on my left cheek and visited a dermatologist. The doctor has prescribed the following for 15 days for pimples: Rejuglow face wash gel. Nilac ointment (twice daily). Minoz 50 tablet (once daily). He has asked me to come af... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Thanks for writing to us. Acne treatment depends upon the type of acne lesions. From the treatment provided it seems, you are having pustular (pus filled) or papular (red raised bumps) lesions. In case of nodular acne, lesions are large nodules. For nodular acne we usually prescribe oral isot... Read Full »
What is the best treatment option for nodular acne?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20 year old female and having nodular acne for more than a year. It looks very terrible and painful. In my teen age I had pimples but of moderate type. I have tried every possible treatments such as chemical peel and Isotretinoin. But nothing worked. Currently, I am taking Divya K... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. The best medicine for nodulocystic acne is capsule Isotretinoin. This needs to be taken for at least four to five months to have proper response. The dose of Isotretinoin is 20 mg once daily. Before starting the capsule get your ba... Read Full »
What is the dark bump like spot in front of my tragus?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a dark bump like spot in front of tragus. Ever since I have noticed this small bump it has got flattened and less puffy. I have some other spots too. I guess it is not a keloid. I went to a facialist and she stated it as not a pimple. I just need a clarification of what they are? W... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query in detail and viewed the attached pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and I do understand your concern. There is a nodule in front of your tragus, on the side of your cheek; which may be an acne cyst or nodule left behind... Read Full »
Is it usual for moles to get swollen and irritated?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a little mole on my neck that seems to have got swollen and inflamed. It happened about nine weeks ago. I think my necklace may have irritated it. The swelling has gone down. But, the mole seems different and red around the outside. I saw a dermatologist in a person who told me th... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems like an irritated mole. There is nothing serious about the condition. I suggest you apply a topical antibiotic such as Neosporin (Neomycin) ointment or Mupirocin 2 % ointment,... Read Full »